Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Integrity Insurance to offer AARP Auto Insurance

The Hartford announced today that it is making its award-winning AARP®- branded auto insurance program available through INTEGRITY INSURANCE INTERNATIONAL INC. in COLLIER COUNTY. INTEGRITY INSURANCE INTERNATIONAL INC. was chosen after satisfying a number of eligibility requirements, which included: demonstrating a commitment to community service; meeting a high-level of business and ethical standards; and completing a training program designed to ... Read More »


Bedtime Bundles is working diligently to help not only the children of today’s migrant working but also the forgotten population of adults who live in the greater Naples area that includes the  Golden Gate Community.  This disadvantaged group earns well under $10, 000 annually and includes migrant and former migrant workers. Migrants/former migrants are scattered throughout all of Collier County. ... Read More »

America Travel Arrangements

In cooperation with Vikings River Cruises, America Travel Arrangements participated at the East Naples Business Association Show on Friday, January 18. See attached photo with business owner, Jill de Vries.  In celebration of the new innovative Viking ships on the German Rhine and Danube Rivers, the door prize for the show consisted of a basket with four engraved Viking beer ... Read More »

Season Kick-Off Party

The guests may have all been incognito, but they were welcomed among family and friends as The Tarpon Club at Fiddler’s Creek kicked off the season with an elaborate Masquerade Party. The South Terrace and Gulf Ballroom at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort were decorated by The Tarpon Club staff with a masquerade ball theme for the grand affair which kicked off the season ... Read More »

Health Plus Lecture prevent a heart attack

IBERIABANK, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, and Physicians Regional Healthcare System will kick-off the 2013 Health Plus Lecture Series with a topic that many people are focusing on as they aim to carry out their New Year’s resolutions. Dr. Richard Gelb, a cardiovascular specialist, will discuss ways to maintain a healthy heart to prevent heart attacks. The lecture is scheduled for Monday, ... Read More »


Fort Myers Beach has been selected as the tall ship Lynx’s new winter home port of call. The ship is currently in Fort Myers Beach through January 23. Lynx will then travel to St. Petersburg before returning to Fort Myers Beach for the duration of the ship’s winter months (February-March). The announcement of the winter home for the tall ship ... Read More »

Ever thought of climbing Mt. Everest with your eyes closed?

Youth Haven’s Home-Hope-Healing Luncheon Scheduled for January 30 Tickets are still available for Youth Haven’s 3rd annual Home-Hope-Healing Luncheon that is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Erik Weihenmayer’s presentation, “Turning Everyday Struggles into Everyday Greatness.” Weihenmayer is the first blind man to ... Read More »

Par-Tee-Time Golf Tournament May 18, 2013

Chain Life Winter Haven LLC. to present the inaugural Par-Tee-Time golf tournament on Sat., May 18, 2013.  Modeled after the Conch Life Scramble in the Florida Keys, the Par-Tee-Time event is a nine-hole golf competition with boats replacing golf carts and holes located at various restaurant/bars on the intercostal waterways. The biodegradable golf balls are designed for this type of ... Read More »


MLS statistics, released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® for Marco Island only properties, show a prolific sales increase in 2012 according to Gerry Rosenblum, President.  Here is a comparative recap of what happened in the Marco Island Real Estate market in 2011 and 2012.   2012                        2011 Single Family Homes Sold          390 ... Read More »

23nd Annual Love of the Y Tennis Tournament Greater Marco Family YMCA

The 23nd Annual Love of the Y Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 8-9-10 at the Greater Marco Family YMCA Tennis Facility. Tournament Director Raul Saad says that events scheduled are very accommodating to work schedules and the matches will be played throughout the weekend. The events scheduled include Women’s and Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles ... Read More »


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is proud to join with the Florida Department of State in commemorating 500 years of Florida history throughout 2013. Viva Florida 500 commemorates Florida’s rich heritage and diverse cultural history through 2013, a significant milestone unlike any other in the history of the United States. Visitors are invited to remember Florida’s ... Read More »


First National Bank of the Gulf Coast announced today that $60,000.00 was raised at their Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Hideout Golf Club in October. The proceeds will be split evenly between Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC) and Special Needs Children’s Fund of Collier County. “We are delighted with the success of this year’s tournament. The resounding results would ... Read More »

Calling ALL Ladies… Let’s Learn to Fish AND Kayak in Matlacha/Ft. Myers March 9-10, 2013

An incredible mini-event is being offered to women for the first time by the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” University Series. The Matlacha/Ft. Myers University is March 9-10, 2013 at Matlacha Community Park. “We have chosen to host our Gulf Coast event at Matlacha – a beautiful part of the state with bountiful fishing,” commented Founder, Betty Bauman. “It’s a refreshing location perfect ... Read More »

Come Walk the Beach With Us

Friends of Tigertail Debbie and Marty Roddy invite you to the Rose History Auditorium on Monday February 4th at 10:30 A.M. for a virtual tour of Tigertail Beach and Sand dollar Island. They will also, include a brief survey of the history and an explanation of nature’s impact on the area. Immediately after their presentation, Mango’s Restaurant will provide picnic lunches ... Read More »

Draft Amendments to the Fiscal Years 2012/13 through 2016/17 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 30-Day Public Comment Period Announced

Each year, the Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization is required to develop a financially feasible TIP that includes all items that are to be funded with state and federal dollars over the next five years.  Occasionally it becomes necessary to add, delete, or modify a project included in the MPO’s TIP. The Collier MPO is hereby announcing a 30-day public comment ... Read More »

Face Awards Event Draws National Speaker to Naples

Marcellus Alexander Jr., the executive vice president of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will visit Naples, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 1, as the keynote speaker for the third annual Face Awards, which recognizes Southwest Florida individuals and businesses that embrace and promote the positive values of diversity and help others. The event will take place from 6 to 9 ... Read More »

Cruises to Fakahatchee Island set for Feb. 1 and Feb. 15

The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced two February dates for their popular cruises through the mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands to historic Fakahatchee Island. The chartered boat tours will leave Everglades National Park Ranger Station at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 1 and Friday, February 15. The fee for the cruise is $75 and reservations are required. Cruise participants ... Read More »

Hodges University announces Sixth Annual Diversity Festival

The 2013 Hodges University Diversity Festival will return to the Sugden Regional Park in Naples on February 23. The Festival, which runs from 12 pm – 6 pm, will bring together a broad array of vendors, entertainers and local artisans representing the cultural diversity of the Naples and Ft. Myers communities. The Festival will feature local high school marching bands, ... Read More »


On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Governor Rick Scott received notification that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied disaster assistance to Florida’s communities due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Governor Scott requested Public Assistance on November 1, 2012 for Brevard, Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties as a result of damage from Hurricane Sandy on October 24-26, 2012. ... Read More »